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GRUIA DUFAUT Lawyers assisted Groupe Atlantic, a European leader in the HVAC sector, in setting up in Romania

by Gruia Dufaut Law Office May 29, 2023

The Gruia Dufaut Law Office assisted Groupe Atlantic, through the acquisition process of land and industrial premises in the PWP BUCHAREST NORTH industrial park from Ariceștii Rahtivani, Prahova County, in order to start manufacturing HVAC (Heating – Ventilation – Air Conditioning) equipment.

The Gruia Dufaut team having assisted GROUPE ATLANTIC was made of Cristina Bojică, Partner, Teodora Koletsis, Partner, Gabriela Popescu, Senior Lawyer specialising in corporate law and Florin Dogaru, lawyer specialising in real estate law.

“Groupe Atlantic’s latest real estate acquisition in Romania is an investment of great importance for the local economy and, at the same time, strengthens the position of this group in the region. Our intervention covered both the pre-acquisition stage, by carrying out legal and real estate due diligences, and the negotiation stage, including contract drafting. We shall continue to assist GROUPE ATLANTIC also during the implementation stage of the project, by handling matters related to building law, contractual law or labor law. This successful closing demonstrates once again our lawyer’s team expertise and skills in providing high quality legal services to our international clients”, declared Dana Gruia Dufaut, Founder lawyer of the Law Office.

“After this successful first stage of the investment, we are optimistic that we shall be able to start the production in Romania in the best conditions and stick with the timetable. The investment in the new production site will enable us to expand our offer of HVAC equipment in the region, by leveraging the highly qualified local work force”, declared Tomasz Juda, manager of the new Romanian site.

GROUPE ATLANTIC, of French origins, was created in 1968 and became one of the European leaders of the HVAC sector (Heating-Ventilation-Air conditioning) with over 13,000 collaborators across 4 continents, 31 industrial sites, out of which half based in France – accounting for 3.2 billions € turnover – 10M products manufactured / year and over 15 brands in the portfolio (Atlantic, Ideal, Thermor, ACV, Sauter, Ygnis, etc.).

GROUPE ATLANTIC aims to meet the essential well-being and health needs in the home and tertiary sectors via solutions and systems for heating, cooling, and indoor air quality.

GROUPE ATLANTIC is a major player in the low carbon transition in the building sector: committed to this purpose through the entire life cycle of our products (manufacture, energy consumption, service, and recycling).

The PWP BUCHAREST NORTH Industrial Park from Ariceștii Rahtivani, Prahova County, located 40 km to the north of Bucharest-Otopeni airport, is developed and managed by the Belgian group ALINSO GROUP and is one of the most modern industrial parks in South-East Europe, with an over 300 ha area (3 km²) already hosting over 75 international companies.


GRUIA DUFAUT Law Office, with offices in Paris and Bucharest, provides a broad range of specialized legal services for companies, including legal advisory and representation services in matters related to corporate, real estate, labor law, competition law, intellectual property law, tax law and other related fields. Our Law Office is well known for its expertise in consultancy and commercial transactions, providing end-to-end legal services, from the negotiation and due diligence stages to transaction implementing and litigation settlement, where appropriate.

Since 2019, Gruia Dufaut has been selected partner of Business France Team Export, the public support system, to provide legal and fiscal assistance to companies seeking to set up in Romania – incorporation of subsidiaries and advisory services.  

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